Sergio Romero has fallen down the pecking order at Manchester United.
With David de Gea still number one and Dean Henderson back looking to take that place from the Spaniard, Romero is no longer seen as United’s second choice goalkeeper.
The Argentine, 33, has also been left out of United’s Champions League squad after manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to include 37-year-old Lee Grant as the third goalkeeper.
This, according to ESPN, has led to members of United’s dressing room expressing their sympathy with Romero’s situation. Many feel the keeper has been unfairly treated after five years of service.
Everton made an approach to sign Romero on loan this season but United declined because they wanted £8m up front for a permanent deal, as per The Athletic. He’s good enough to take Jordan Pickford’s place at Goodison, and United probably felt they would be strengthening a rival considering how both teams have started the new season…
Romero has made 61 appearances for the club since joining from Sampdoria in 2015. He has kept 39 clean sheets and conceded 27 goals, but with one year left on his contract he should be seeking deals elsewhere.
United could also trigger an option to extend his current deal until 2022, which would make absolutely no sense.
His wife Eliana Guercio wrote a message on deadline day, as per Instagram.
It read: “It is a very sad day because he desired the chance to go to another club. He has worked hard every day for this, because he gives his all for United and I think that his chances of playing for United have gone down.
“This doesn’t sound right to me. It doesn’t appear honest or professional or serious that they have to let him go. I am very sad because of this.”
Sergio Romero’s wife is spot on here, completely disrespected him by choosing de Gea in all the semi-finals that we lost. pic.twitter.com/BouiCQUc3D
— Swanny🔴🇾🇪 (@ftbIswanny) October 5, 2020